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Global Matters for Non-Governmental Public Action
 
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Global Matters for Non-Governmental Public Action
Edited by Jude Howell
 
 
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24 Sep 2012
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In times of global crisis, or in the wake of disaster, non-governmental public actors play key roles in assisting states and providing relief. They also have crucial roles in advocating for changes: in societies, in laws and even to regimes. This unique collection of comparative studies on the politics of non-governmental public action at the global level explores themes such as child rights, access to medicine, global security and environmentalism. The contributors investigate how non-governmental public actors engage in global policy processes and how this in turn affects their activities and their relations with each other. They discuss the tensions of organising globally, revolving around different political agendas in the 'North' and 'South', different ideological starting-points and differential access to resources and opportunities. While non-governmental public action at the global level can make a difference to issues and policies both globally and domestically, acting globally also brings with it tensions, contradictions and complex power relations that shape how non-governmental public action unfolds.


Description

In times of global crisis, or in the wake of disaster, non-governmental public actors play key roles in assisting states and providing relief. They also have crucial roles in advocating for changes: in societies, in laws and even to regimes. This unique collection of comparative studies on the politics of non-governmental public action at the global level explores themes such as child rights, access to medicine, global security and environmentalism. The contributors investigate how non-governmental public actors engage in global policy processes and how this in turn affects their activities and their relations with each other. They discuss the tensions of organising globally, revolving around different political agendas in the 'North' and 'South', different ideological starting-points and differential access to resources and opportunities. While non-governmental public action at the global level can make a difference to issues and policies both globally and domestically, acting globally also brings with it tensions, contradictions and complex power relations that shape how non-governmental public action unfolds.


Contents

Introduction; J.Howell
Global Norms, Domestic Politics: Children's Rights and Civil Society in Argentina; J.Grugel & E.Peruzzotti
Post-9/11 Global Security Regime and Non-governmental Public Action; J.Howell
NGO Coalitions and the Global Access to Medicines Campaign: the Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Developing Countries; D.Matthews
The Influence of Transnational Non-governmental Public Actors on Policy Processes and Policy Outcomes: Rethinking North-south Relations; R.Crook
NGOs, the State and 'Cultural Values': Imagining the Global in Sri Lanka; H.Amarasuriya & J.Spencer
Alternative Media and Public Action: How Online Media Movements (Don't) Use Resources; A.Spicer
North-South Environmentalisms: Friends of the Earth International (FOEI); B.Doherty & T.Doyle
Global Policy and the Public Action of Private Philanthropy: the Open Society Foundation; D.Stone


Authors

JUDE HOWELL is Professor in International Development at the LSE, UK and was the former director of the Centre for Civil Society (2003-2010). She has written extensively on civil society, development policy, security and gender, and China. Her recent books include The Global War on Terror, Aid and Civil Society (with Jeremy Lind, 2009) and Civil Society Under Strain (2010).